Bones, An Irene Kelly Mystery, Jan Burke.
For Four Long Years, No One Has Known What Became of Julia Sayre.
On the morning after this mother of two disappeared, her family sought the help of reporter Irene Kelly. But despite Irene's best efforts, until now only one person has known where to find Sayre-her killer.
Nick Parrish, brilliant and sadistic, already faces the death penalty in a torture-murder case. Now he wants to cop a plea, life imprisonment in exchange for directing police to the isolated mountain grave where he buried Julia Sayre. The D.A. agrees to the controversial deal, and forms a specialized team of law enforcement and forensic experts to accompany Parrish on his grisly journey. When Sayre's and the newspaper pressure the D.A. to include Irene on the expedition, their wishes are honored over the protests of the team.
From the start, Parrish makes Irene the object of his unnerving attention. His knowing smile and relentless stares make her wonder if heavy chains, armed guards, and a protective search dog will be enough to keep him at bay.
But Nick Parrish's deadly plan to regain his freedom is already in motion, and Irene will need all her courage and ingenuity to remain the reporter, not the victim, in tomorrow's headlines.
Our new librarian, Mary Lee mentioned this mystery to me-From our older bookshelves.
And, The Dante Club, a novel, Matthew Pearl.
In 1865 Boston, the literary geniuses of the Dante Club, poets and Harvard professors Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, and James Russell Lowell, along with publisher J.T. Fields are finishing Americas first translation of the Divine Comedy and preparing to unveil Dante's remarkable visions to the New World. The powerful Boston Brahmins at Harvard College are fighting to keep Dante in obscurity, believing that the infiltration of foreign superstitions into American minds will prove as corrupting as the immigrants arriving at Boston Harbor.
The members of the Dante Club fight to keep a sacred literary cause alive, but their plans fall apart when a series of murders erupts through Boston and Cambridge. Only the small group of scholars realizes that the gruesome killings are modeled on the descriptions of Hell's punishments from Dante's Inferno. When the lives of the Boston Elite and Dante's literary future in America at stake, the Dante Club members must find the killer before the authorities discover their secret.
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes and an outcast police officer named Nicholas Rey, the first black member of the Boston police department, must place their careers on the line to end the terror. Together, they discover that the source of the murders lies closer to home than they ever could have imagined.
A magnificent blend of fact and fiction, and a captivating thriller that will surprise reader from beginning to end-from the older bookshelves.
And, a charming little book, A Is For Apron, 25 Fresh and Flirty Designs, Nathalie Mornu.
Apron's can be seen anywhere, from upscale catalogs to trendy stores. What's more, today's versions are incredibly cute, they're no longer relegated to kitchen ware. Learn how to make your own aprons, from bibs to smocks, with all kinds of attractive detail like yoyos and appealing trims such as ribbon. 25 projects for you to choose from that are fun to create and show off!
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